TFP hydrogen announces expansion of electrolyser coating capacity in North America

James Cropper plc, a global market leader in advanced materials, luxury packaging and paper products, announces that its wholly-owned subsidiary, TFP Hydrogen Products, a leading provider of high-performance coatings for PEM water electrolyser components, plans a threefold increase in its US-based coating production capacity in the next 12 months.

This significant expansion will enable the Company to benefit from the rapidly increasing demand for its coatings which improve the efficiency and durability of PEM water electrolysers, one of the foremost technologies in the transition to using green hydrogen.

TFP Hydrogen has installed a specialised electrolyser coating technology at its site in Schenectady, New York, USA to provide local production and support for North American customers. This new line, which can support 600MW electrolyser manufacturing capacity per annum, is now fully operational and its rapid installation and commissioning form the basis of the future expansion plans.

The new line is based on the specialist coating technology that TFP Hydrogen has developed in Cornwall, UK and has been specifically designed with scalability in mind to facilitate and respond to the exponential growth within the green hydrogen market. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) anticipates that U.S. electrolyser capacity alone will have to increase from 0.17 gigawatts (“GW”) today to over 1,000 GW by 2050. The line provides a blueprint for future TFP Hydrogen coating lines worldwide, supporting the electrolyser manufacturing hubs being established globally as the technology adoption accelerates.

TFP Hydrogen’s coating technology addresses the key material challenges in using titanium PEM electrolyser components. TFP Hydrogen’s technology improves long-term component performance and durability and increases system lifetime, ultimately lowering the long-term cost of green hydrogen production.

“In line with our strategic realignment to focus on large, growing end markets with higher margin opportunities, we are pursuing an aggressive innovation roadmap that supports the rapid growth of the hydrogen economy. The fast-growing renewable energy and decarbonisation markets are creating an ever-greater need for novel and high-performance materials and our continued investment in the US facility provides a local supply and technical ground support for North American electrolyser manufacturers, as well as supporting a lean, short, supply chain, which enables rapid response to the significant demand increases the hydrogen sector continues to experience”, commenting on the expansion plans Steve Adams said.

Engr. Haseeb Ullah

Haseeb covers the global energy market for both conventional and modern energy resources. His expertise is on the global energy supply chain from generation to distribution and end-users. He has a Master degree in Engineering Management and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering.
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